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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 75 Cents Sunday August 1991 11 195 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of and Joe Kuehler Three 42 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zcitung wishes happy birthday today to Reynaldo Aguirre Brett Bert Alan Greg Miguel Chris Mary Patsy Anthony Arnold Sandy and Ronda Best wishes Monday to Vince Debbie Dana Over street and Charles Belated birthday greetings to Cristina Marty Monce Rick Tracey Cabel Silvia Cindy Beck and Heather Happy anniversary today to Linda and Jesse Rick ey and Tracy John and Terri Kcrmit and Shirley Vetter and John and Mary Ester Rodriguez on Monday to Wayne and Pam Joe and Anne Kuehlcr and Rudy and Lily Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Queen contest Final preparations are being made for the 1991 Fair Queen Any junior girl enrolled at a high school in Comal County is eligible to If you are interested in being a please call Peggy Meckel at 6293953 or Shirley Kivlin at 6254279 or Your immediate response is needed to be included in all public GOP barbecue Commissioners of Agriculture Rick Perry will be the featured guest at the 25 Comal County Republican Party fund raiser bar becue and The 7 event will be held at the Clyde Johnson Sons Farmto Market Road 1863 near High way All are For contact Robbie Bor chers at School Immunizations Backtoschool immunization clinics are being conducted by the Comal County Health Department at the Knights of Columbus Hall across from the main entrance to Landa Tuesdays clinic will be open to persons of all ages and Thursdays will be limited to those at least 4 years Hours are 911 and 14 For more infor mation call Thrifty changes The Teen Connection Thrift Shop will be closed Tuesday through Saturday hi preparation for a grand reopening and summer clearance sale Among the items to be marked down drastical ly are belts and Driving classes New Braunfels Independent School District has an August clas ses to assist commercial drivers in passing Texas Department of Publ ic Safety For call NBISD at Tuesday and Thursday are the next dates for defensive offered at the Comal Independent School District For enrollment call CISD at Teen training Teen Connection will hold a SM Pigi 2A Day A 20 percent chance for thunder showers punctuates the forecast for today and with highs in the lows in the 70s and winds from the south at about 10 mph For weather please see Pago Inildr 1016C DEAR TV Redistricting plans attract limited input By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Members of the Comal County Commissioners Court heard input from the public on plans for redistrict ing precincts in the county for com justices of the and constables at hearings The redistricting is an effort to make districts meet Justice Department standards for one man one and minority representa tion requirements following last years Commissioners and the public were presented with seven plans by consul tants Mike Morrison and David both professors from the Bay lor University Law School in County Judge Carter Casteel and commissioners Jumbo Evans Precinct Neil Craigmile Precinct Pat Hernandez Precinct 3 and Moe Schwab Precinct 4 attended both The redistricting plans resulted from studies undertaken by the con sultants with input from a citizens advisory committee and the The population in Comal County increased to from the counted ten years ago with a break down of 78 percent anglo and 22 per cent Guinn Based on the federal some radical changes have to be Morrison Precinct represented by Jumbo Evans is now overpopulated while precinct represented by Pat Hernandez is Popu lations must be close to equal in the precincts to fulfill the one man one vote The citizens committee wanted to get Precinct 3 over the 60 percent minority Morrison The problem is Finding ways to get more minorities into the precinct without taking in angles to get to the minority Adding more anglos defeats the Morrison Something that needs to be said is that precinct lines now follow both geographic lines as well as survey Commissioner Evans time we have tried to stick with geographic features survey lines are just imaginary Morrison added that the lines may need adjustment after the city and state set their boundaries to avoid creation of tiny new election pre cincts in between the Our plan is to submit to the Justice Department by the first of Septem Page 2A Jury acquits man accused of assault of By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A Kirby man was acquitted of the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child by a Comal County jury Michael was found not guilty by the jury after only an hour of The closing argument by defense attorney Karen Crouch of San Anto nio emphasized a lack of evidence in the prosecutions case and contamina tion of Department of Human Ser vices interviews used hi Crouch said that DHS interviewers used leading questions that suggested answers in the videotaped She also said that DHS workers used positive reinforcement techniques such as nodding to influence the childs Crouchs presentation used the full 45 minutes Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher said in his closing statement that he thought the state had proven its case and appealed to the jury to do the right He had no comment following the Thats what I thought that they should have Crouch said of the jurys I thought that was the I feel like if the case had been properly investigated from the begin ning that it would have never come to Crouch and cocounsel Albert Acevedo are both from San Anto The trial lasted ten Displaying the 12 gauge pump shotgun to be awarded the teller of the best hunting tale Is Doc CantuWhlthoff of Docs Photo by Annelies Schllckenrleder That old campfire story might just win you a new shotgun That funny hunting story youve told and retold so many times over campflrcs and in the coffee shop might win you a new Docs Guns and the New Braunfels HeraldZeltung have joined forces to sponsor a contest to find and publish the areas funniest hunting The purveyor of that story will receive a new 12 gauge pump Hero are the rules The story must be true and it must have happened to you or someone you You have to toll the tale in 500 words or Send the story to Hunting The New Braunfcls Box New Texas The deadline to submit your story is August The winner will be named and his or her story published in the That is also the first day of dove the first day of Pall 91 New Braunfels Boy Scout Jason Henderson Meuth places a retired flag on the ending its service in a ceremony sponsored Friday by the American Behind Joey McBrayer prepares another flag for its dignified Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Fiery ceremony consumes flags frayed in local tribute By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer About 150 United States flags were burned in New Braunfels Friday night but it wasnt a The Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post 35 in New Braunfels held a flag retirement ceremony at Comal This came about due to Desert Post Comman der Leon Helmke We had more families flying flags and asking us what to do with old flags that were torn and adhered to strict procedures and protocol to maintain the dignity of the Step by step instructions lined out in the groups official ceremo nies guide were Sergeant of advance your detail for disposal and Helmke These flags have become worn over the graves of our departed Boy Scouts from Troops 119 and 163 served as the hon or guard which presented the flags to American Legion first and second vicecommandejsfor These flags have become I recommend that they be retired from the vicecommander reported to the They have reached their present state in proper ser Helmke a precious symbol of all that we have lived for and died The American Legion color guard then led the Boy Scouts a march to the waiting The chaplain said a Everyone saluted as a flag was unfolded and spread out over the hot coals as a bugle The faded and frayed colors turned to flames and black smoke as the Scouts filed ahead to place flag after flag into the f Scouts then picked up another flag from a nearby table and went through the line The flames continued for over two hours as all the flags were Many of the flags had flown in downtown New Braun fels in the flag holders located on parking meters and The ceremony was attended by about 20 people includ ing New Braunfels Mayor James This is an impressive Goodbread Ive never attended one of these and consider it an honor that you invited Helmke said that the cooperation of David city parks helped make the use of Comal Park I want to thank all of you for especially Mayor Helmke I do want to thank all you Boy Scouts and Scoutmasters I know it got hot over American Legion members at the ceremony included Cecil Glen Erwin George Ron Riggs and Harry Pantermuehl The Ameri can Legion Post 35 auxiliary was also Boy Scouts participating in the ceremony were Jason Henderson Trey Joey Jason Stephen Andrew Kolath and Joey Scoutmaster Stephen Meuth of Troop 119 and assistants Johnny Friesenhahn and Susan Kolath also were This was the first time for American Legion Post 35 to conduct a flag retirement ceremony but Helmke said that with the increased interest by citizens in flying the it will become a more regular County raises average 5 percent The countys recommended 1992 budget proposes salary increases averaging about 5 percent for top elected and appointed county offi according to County Judge Car ter But some officials will sec higher while others will receive no largely based on merit and the outside job in the prop osed million scheduled to receive approval in September after upcoming public Recommended 1992 salaries for county followed by the 1991 salary in parenthesis and percentage are County 5 percent auto Amendment may affect plans for regional toll road iyMARKWARNKEN Surf Writer State Judith Zaffirinis amend ment to a bill passed during the recen tly concluded special session of the Texai Legislature may affect an Aus tin corporations tentative longrange plans for a private toll road through the New Braunfels The Texas Turnpike which filed for a state charter on May was one of nine corporations plan ning private toll roads in the state to bo grandfathered in under a sunset bill for the Texas Turnpike Authority passed by the Legislature last 8M 2A County percent commission ers auto Precincts and Precinct Precinct 1 justice of the 1 Precinct 2 justice of the Precinct 3 justice of the Precinct 4 justice of the 36 Precinct 1 3 Precinct 2 1 Spiiiil RipHi Precinct 3 Precinct 4 1 County Court TU Law 5 County County County 5 Tax 16 County 5 District 2A Comments from New Braun fels City Manager Paul Groh and Glen Longley of the Edwards Aquif er Research Center at SWT In San Marcos are among those in The River a publi cation of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Included with todays New Braunfels
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